When The Akwesasne Mohawks Were Taken Back In Belt
This belt symbolizes the alliance of an adopted nation. This belt was made to record the time in 1885 when the Akwesasne (St. Regis) Mohawks were taken back into the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The four lines represent rafters to strengthen the framework of a building (Long House). The Akwesasne Mohawks are as rafters to strengthen and act as a prop or brace to the Six Nations and by doing this, the Six Nations likewise act as rafters or a brace to prop up the Akwesasne Mohawks.